Symposia are being organized on the following topics:
Jay Holden, University of Cincinnati
Oscillatory systems, whether physical or biological, have a natural affinity to coordinate their behavior if linked by a physical or informational medium. This basic principle motivates our discussion of several behavioral systems. We introduce models of performance distributed across multiple agents, and coupling expressed in anticipatory, and related activities. Even response times can be usefully viewed form the perspective coupling among cognitive processes, and models of cognitive phenomena rooted in nested patterns of coordination will be discussed as well.
Neural Models of Cognition
Gordon Logan, Vanderbilt
Methods in Bayesian Inference
Brandon Turner, UC Irvine
In our field, a common goal is to develop mathematical models to answer important psychological questions. However, when answering these questions in a Bayesian framework we often find ourselves limited by our ability to obtain samples from the posterior distribution of the parameters of the model. The goal of the symposium is to highlight innovative techniques for obtaining the Bayesian posterior. While many of these techniques are algorithmic in nature, others may involve creative prior specification, the introduction of auxiliary variables, or the construction of "supermodels".
Jihun Hamm, Ohio State Univerisity